Acrostic Solution for Sunday, August 20, 2017

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KATE RUSSO, TOTAL ADDICTION — The temperature drops. The wind picks up speed. The sunlight slowly dims, bathing the surroundings in an eerie twilight... . Moments before totality a wall of darkness comes rushing towards you... this is the shadow of the Moon.

Full quote

The temperature drops. The wind picks up speed. The sunlight slowly dims, bathing the surroundings in an eerie twilight that produces colours with shades rarely seen in the natural world. Then it is time. Moments before totality a wall of darkness comes rushing towards you at speeds of up to 5,000 miles per hour — this is the shadow of the Moon. You feel alive. You feel in awe.

Clues and answers

A.Outer Banks town with the motto "First in Flight" (2 wds.)KITTYHAWK
B.Characterized by majestic dignity or grandeurAUGUST
C.Sum of the spots on an ordinary die (hyph.)TWENTYONE
D.Chewing gum brand; former Mitsubishi modelECLIPSE
E.Novel in a good wayREFRESHING
F.Low-lying plants in the woodsUNDERBRUSH
G.Shape like that of the earthSPHEROID
H.Titanic, Queen Mary or LusitaniaSTEAMSHIP
I.Boss, groovy, super (3 wds.)OUTOFSIGHT
J.Passage of a celestial body over a meridianTRANSIT
K.Indication of something on the horizonOMEN
L."No" vote (hyph.)THUMBSDOWN
M.Flower in an Elysian fieldASPHODEL
N.____ Islands, group that includes St. Kitts and NevisLEEWARD
O.Spectacle in the sky (2 wds.)AIRSHOW
P.Plight, predicament, fixDILEMMA
Q.Specific, precise, meticulousDETAILED
R.Emanate, emerge (2 wds.)ISSUEFORTH
S.Asset for a pitcher; ability to dominateCONTROL
T.Saturn satellite visited by the Voyager spacecraftTETHYS
U.Awesomely big and grandIMPOSING
V.Earliest stage, genesisONSET
W.One who stays up late (2 wds.)NIGHTOWL
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